Posts Tagged ‘Freelance Writing Jobs’

Freelance Writing Market Opportunites

20 June 2014

The Script Room is a place where you can send your script to be assessed by our team of experienced readers. We read all scripts as a calling card of a writer’s talent. This is not a free script-reading service, but a means by which the BBC seeks out the best new writing talent, offering writers without a track record, representation, or contacts the opportunity to have their work considered by the BBC. Shortlisted writers will go forward to access a range of development opportunities with BBC writersroom. Deadline July 7, 2014.

More prosaically, most features we publish hover in the 1500-2000-word range. We pay a flat rate for accepted work, paid within 30 days of publication. The rate varies from $250 to $800 for essays and reported work, with longer-form reporting paid at the higher end of the scale. For reported pieces, we pay additionally for photos, audio, and video, to be negotiated as part of the assignment. We can pay some modest expenses for reporting as well. The Magazine aims to publish articles “for curious people with a technical bent.”

Essay and nonfiction preferred 700 to 2,000 words. Also accepts poetry, lists, and flash. Swearing is acceptable and can be humorous, serious or sentimental. Deadline June 30, 2014. Average payment after publication is $125 per single 1,000-word essay.

Our fourth print issue of the year is themed ‘Medicine’. We want all your words and visuals that have to do with health, caring, illness, etc. We’re especially after two kinds of contributors for the Medicine Issue: excellent writers and artists tackling an issue related to medicine; and people who work in the medical industry. Deadline July 1, 2014. Payment (for the print magazine): $250/fiction or nonfiction feature story; $150/column or profile; $100 for poetry; and $50/flash fiction.

Freelance Writing Markets

13 March 2014

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: CHRISTMAS IN CANADA — 101 Stories About the Joy and Wonder of the Holidays, Canadian Style! We’re making another book for Canada. Christmas in Canada is a special time. The nights are long but our hearts are warm and the lights are bright. We want your true, dramatic stories that took place at Christmas time in Canada, whether you are Canadian, a resident of Canada, or a visitor to Canada. And keep that Canadian spelling in your computer, eh? We are defining Christmas as the entire December holiday season and the New Year festivities too. Limit 1,200 words. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Deadline May 30, 2014.



CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: 101 Empowering Stories of Resilience, Positive Thinking, and Overcoming Challenges — It is amazing how people persevere, find hope, and use positive thinking in situations they never dreamed would happen to them. What challenges have you faced in your life, and what did you do to overcome them? Limit 1,200 words. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Deadline March 31, 2014.



LANICO ENTERPRISE – ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS — We are currently putting two anthologies together. We are accepting stories for these. Our Christian fiction romance anthology, currently untitled, requires 3,500-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200. Our Mystery anthology, currently untitled, requires 4,000-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200.


JUPITER PRESS – SPECIAL CALL — From time to time our editors will have specific needs for manuscripts. Seeking one or two 20,000 to 35,000 word erotic romance contemporary M/M novella(s) set in Las Vegas in or around casinos or the casino industry.



PROFIT GUIDE — PROFIT is Canada’s most-read and best-targeted publication for entrepreneurs and small business executives. Canadian stories only. Needs how-to, management tips and profiles. Pays up to $1/word.

Writing Markets – Income Opportunities

3 June 2013

North American Review, USA 
The oldest literary magazine in America, published at the University of Northern Iowa. Interested in high-quality poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on any subject; especially interested in work that addresses contemporary North American concerns and issues, particularly with the environment, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and class.
According to their guidelines fiction and nonfiction submissions should have reopened on 1st May. Pays $1 per line for poems or $5 per 350 words of prose (minimum payment for either genre is $20, maximum $100).

Leading Edge, USA
A semi-professional speculative fiction magazine produced at Brigham Young University. Dedicated to the presentation of new and upcoming talent. Accepts science fiction and fantasy short stories, novelettes, novellas, and poetry, as well as scholarly articles, book reviews, and interviews that deal with current popular authors. Fiction payment is 1 cent per word, $10 minimum, $50 maximum.  Poetry: $10.

New England Review, USA
Literary journal published quarterly. Welcomes submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, translation, and cover art. Pays $10 per page ($20 minimum) or $100 for cover art.

Law Officer Magazine, USA
Monthly publication for law enforcement personnel across the United States. Emphasizes tactics, technology and training in every issue. Pays $200 to $350 for features, $150-200 for departments. $25 for news items.

New Humanist, UK
A bi-monthly magazine that supports and promotes humanism and rational inquiry, and opposes religious dogma, irrationalism and bunkum wherever it is found. Carries articles with a humanist perspective. No fiction. Length: Up to 2,000 words. Nominal payment for features.

E Magazine, USA
The voice for the environmental movement and as a vital information source on national and international coverage of environmental issues. “Green Living” section features regular departments: Your Health, Eating Right, House and Home, Going Green, Money Matters, Consumer News and Tools for Green Living. Features are 3,200 to 4,200 words. Pays $0.30 per word.

Parents, USA
National publication interested in stories that will appeal to a wide variety of parents. All articles include expert advice and real-parent examples as well as study data. Query first. High-paying market.